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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Johnchik, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Johnchik

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    Having taken a photo with geotagging enabled I find when having uploaded to flikr or picasa the photo position on the map is where I did the upload itself ie at home using my wifi. The photo doesn't appear on the map where it should. I realise flikr allows me to drag the photo to the correct spot but if it has the coordinates why doesn't it do it automatically
     

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    Welcome to the forums :)

    If you copy the photos to the PC, then check their properties in Windows Explorer, does it have their location embedded or is it blank? If it is embedded, does that correspond with where the pictures were taken?
     
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    I have three photos on picasa at the mom. One I took a couple of months ago and it has lat/long info and it does in fact position correctly on the map! But the two others taken recently in different locations both show the same lat/long info ie where I did the upload.
     
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    Have you switched off geotagging/GPS on the phone in that period?

    Would you mind linking the pics so I can take a look at them? Do I need a picasa account to do so?
     
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    Maybe there wasn't a GPS signal available when you took this two pictures?

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    Just checked mine as I have never used this function, My geo tagging is checked but non of my images have Long/lat data on them when I go to find on map, I unchecked the option, then re checked, took an image and it added geo loc info and fopund my location on the map.
     
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    My assumption is that photos won't be geo-tagged properly unless the phone has a GPS lock. So, if you activate the camera and immediately take a photo, the GPS will have had no chance to determine where it is. without GPS data, I guess the software developers had three options: use network data to give a rough location, leave the lat/long blank, or use the last known position.
     

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